Matt Chulis
Matt Chulis

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Virginia, 2005



Virginia alumnus and three-time All-American Matt Chulis is serving in his 10th season on the coaching staff of the Virginia men's soccer program, including his fifth as the team's associate head coach.

Chulis was instrumental in Virginia's runs to the 2009 and 2014 NCAA Championships. During Chulis' time on the UVa coaching staff, the Cavaliers have reached nine straight NCAA tournaments and made four NCAA College Cup appearances (2006, 2009, 2013, 2014).

Following the 2009 season, Chulis was elevated from assistant coach to associate head coach.

Prior to joining the UVa staff, Chulis spent several years playing professionally. He played for the Long Island Rough Riders in 2005 after spending three seasons (2002-04) in the United Soccer League (USL) playing for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Portland Timbers (2001).

Chulis spent time in Major League Soccer (MLS) playing for the Columbus Crew (1999-00) and the Chicago Fire (2001). Off the field, he served as the Super Y League Director for the Rough Riders. Chulis was a student assistant coach at Virginia while finishing up his bachelor's degree in sociology during the 2004-05 academic year. He holds his USSF "A" coaching license and USSF national youth license.

One of the most decorated Cavalier defenders in school history, Chulis played four seasons for Virginia (1995-98). He was a three-time NSCAA All-American and three-time All-ACC first-team selection. Chulis was named NSCAA National Defender of the Year in 1998. He led the Cavaliers to 32 shutouts in four seasons. Chulis started 93 games (fifth in school history) and played 8,483 career minutes (second in program history).

Chulis earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Virginia in 2005.

He is married to Colleen Minnock Chulis. The couple has a son, Luke, and a daughter, Adelle.